ProGrade Digital’s Third-Gen 1TB CFexpress Card Improves Performance

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ProGrade Digital has released its third-generation CFexpress Type B Gold series memory card to provide faster sustained write speeds that can better meet the demands of high-resolution video cameras.

ProGrade says that this new generation of card has many of the same quality features as the second-generation card — such as PCIe Gen 3 interconnect with an NVMe 1.3 host controller interface — but improves the sustained write speeds. The new cards now provide read speeds of up to 1,700 MB/s, burst write speeds of up to 1,500 MB/s, and sustained write speeds of up to 1,300 MB/s.

Other features include a metal enclosure for improved durability and heat dissipation, thermal throttling which protects the card from overheating, and extended battery life and low standby power through NVMe PS0 – PS4 support. The cards are also X-ray and shock proof, come with a three-year warranty, and are laser etched with unique serial numbering for the tracking of key components and manufacturing data for what ProGrade promises is the highest degree of quality control.

The new third-generation Gold series card is available in a 1TB capacity for $399.99.

“The introduction of our 3rd generation CFexpress 1TB Gold cards provides the large capacity and dramatically improved performance needed for a very broad range of video capture needs,” Wes Brewer, founder, and CEO of ProGrade Digital says.

“Our re-introduction of a 1TB capacity point, at 1,300MB/sec sustained write speed, ensures that nearly all video capture modes can be utilized while also providing our traditionally high read speeds for quick offloading.”

In addition to the upgraded 1TB Gold series CFexpress Type B card, ProGrade Digital is also introducing a 3rd generation 512GB CFexpress Type B Gold memory card with read speeds of up to 1,700 MB/s, burst write speeds of up to 1,500 MB/s and sustained write speeds of up to 800 MB/s. The 512GB card will be shipping in February 2023. Pricing was not revealed at the time of publication.

ProGrade Digital says that all new third-generation CFexpress Gold cards will cleary state the sustained write speed on the front label instead of the burst speed, which is both helpful to buyers and will immediately differentiate this new generation of CFexpress card from the older generation cards.

The company says that this additional messaging clearly states the real-world capability of its cards, especially critical for high-performance video capture applications.

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